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ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES 1.

0 Introduction The Drama Competition serves as a platform for students and teachers to promote and demonstrate creative ideas in their work. Drama motivates students to use English and therefore improves their command of the language. It is hoped that themes such as peace, prosperity, love, sacrifice, dynamism, integration and/or historical events can instill values amongst students to be more sensitive and appreciative towards local arts. 2.0 Objectives 2.1 2.2 2.3 To support the nations efforts to encourage the use of the English language amongst students. To encourage students to appreciate drama as it promotes integration and inculcates moral values. To provide the opportunity for students and teachers to show their talents and creativity in the art of dramatisation; the usage of English which incorporates script writing, directing, stage management and other technical aspects.

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General Rules 3.1 This competition is open to all students from Forms 1 to 5 in all government- aided schools. Each team comprises a maximum of 15 participants (including the technical crew: stage manager, technical coordinator, set and prop assistant) and two teachers-incharge. All team members must be from the same school. The winning team will represent the state at the national level. Duration of stage performance is limited to 20 minutes.

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The drama should incorporate at least one of the following themes : 3.5.1 3.5.2 3.5.3 3.5.4 3.5.5 3.5.6 3.5.7 Patriotism Love Socio-cultural Dynamism Harmony Historical Events Myths / Legends

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Participating teams are encouraged to use original scripts. Nevertheless, translated scripts or interpretation of established plays are allowed. Drama scripts and synopsis should be typed using Font 12 Times New Roman on A4 paper and sent to the Organising Committee two weeks before the competition proper. Judging is based on these criteria:3.8.1 Creativity of Drama 3.8.2 Language 3.8.3 Overall Coordination & Presentation 3.8.4 Positive Values / Message Total 35 % 30 % 25 % 10 % 100%

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Teams which do not abide the rules will be disqualified.

Guidelines 4.1 Language 4.1.1 4.1.2 4.1.3 It is compulsory to use English language throughout the drama presentation. Nevertheless, limited use of certain Malay registers is allowed. Use of vulgar words is strictly prohibited. Scripts must not touch on sensitive issues such as race, religion, politics, colour, personalities, etc.

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Theme 4.2.1 4.2.2 The drama must portray the selected theme(s). This criterion will be evaluated through the script and presentation. Themes must not touch on sensitive issues such as race, religion, politics, colour, personalities, etc.

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Costumes 4.3.1 Participants should wear appropriate and decent clothes that suit the characters they portray.

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Set and Props 4.4.1 4.4.2 4.4.3 4.4.4 Minimise use of set and props. Sets and props should not hinder the movement of the team members on stage. Use of sharp objects (such as knives, keris, etc.), fire, inflammable and dangerous chemical substances is strictly prohibited. Each team is responsible for the setting up (5 minutes) and clearing of sets and props (5 minutes). Safety of sets and props should be ensured at all times.

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Music 4.5.1 4.5.2 Each team should have technical assistant(s) to coordinate music and recordings. All equipment and its operation is the responsibility of every participating team.

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Lighting and Additional Equipment for Special Effects 4.6.1 Participants can utilise their own additional equipment. However, the equipment used must be suitable on stage and does not disrupt the flow of the drama presentation. Each team is responsible to coordinate lighting and special effects.

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Demeanour 4.7.1 Participants should not portray indecent actions, excessive movements that are provocative. 4.7.2 The presentation should take into account the comfort and safety of the audience and actors.

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Duration of Time 4.8.1 Time allocated for each presentation is 20 minutes. Timing of the presentation starts with the first movement, first word uttered by the actor(s) or any sound effects.

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Adjudication There will be a panel of five judges at the national level. The team with the majority of votes will be declared the winner. 4.9.3 The decision of the judges is final. 4.9.1 4.9.2

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Prizes Prizes are awarded as follows:4.10.1 4.10.2 4.10.3 4.10.4 4.10.5 Champion Second Third Best Script Best Performer

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______
CREATIVITY OF DRAM A (35 marks) Creative / Innovative ideas in presentation (20 marks) Storyline & development of ideas, dramatic structure in plot (10 marks) Props (5 marks) Words clearly articulated; comprehensible (30 marks) Flow of Drama between Cast, Delivery; Interplay and cooperation emphasised; within the allocated time ( 20 marks) Positive Values emphasised / projected (10 marks) T I M E LANGUAGE (30 marks) OVERALL COORDINATION AND PRESENTATION (25 marks) POSITIVE VALUES / MESSAGE (10 marks)

T E A M

T O T A L

P L A C I N G

Effective utilisation of space (5 marks)

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Name of Adjudicator: ______________________ Signature:_____________ Date: ________________

FREQUENCY COUNT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______ ADJUDICATOR PLACING 1 TIME 2 3 TEAM NUMBER 4 5 RESULT

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Name of Chief Adjudicator: _________________ Signature: ____________

Name and Signature : Adjudicator 2: ________________________________ Adjudicator 3: ________________________________ Adjudicator 4: ________________________________ Adjudicator 5: ________________________________

RESULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _________ PLACING CHAMPION SECOND THIRD BEST PERFORMER BEST SCRIPT TEAM NUMBER SCHOOL/STATE

Name of Chief Adjudicator: ___________________ Signature: __________

Date: __________________

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS SCOPE OF ADJUDICATION: A GUIDE

CREATIVITY OF DRAMA

LANGUAGE Dialogues Overall pronunciation / comprehensible Words properly projected Voice consistent with the character Lines & cues memorised well Language spread

Freshness or uniqueness of the content New / unusual / different perspective Storyline Development Plot Coordination: scenes & timing (Music and theme) (Music and scenes) Dialogues Costumes Suitable props

OVERALL COORDINATION & PRESENTATION Emphasise interplay & cooperation Team members work well together Many characters have significant roles in the play Enjoyable presentation & pleasing to the audience Choreography Music effect

POSITIVE VALUES / MESSAGE Well projected

FREQUENCY COUNT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________ BEST PERFORMER Team No. Role in Play and Name Overall Best Performer

Chief Adjudicator

Signature

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______ BEST SCRIPT
TITLE SYNOP SIS LANGUAGE FLOW OF THEME, CAST, DIALOGUE (20 marks) POSITIVE VALUES / MESSAGE (10 marks) T O T A L P L A C I N G

(40 marks) (30 marks) T E A M Storyline development Creativity and/or Originality (20 marks) Plot Impact (10 marks) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Language sequence, clarity, usage of correct grammar, and error-free script (40 marks)

Thematisation Dialogues Character dev. Flow Cohesion ( 20 marks)

Positive values emphasized / projected (10 marks)

Name of Adjudicator: ______________________ Signature:_____________ Date: ________________

FREQUENCY COUNT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DRAMA COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _______ BEST SCRIPT ADJUDICATOR PLACING 1 2 3 TEAM NUMBER 1 2 3 4 5 6 4 5 RESULT

Name of Chief Adjudicator: _________________ Signature: ____________

Name and Signature : Adjudicator 2: ________________________________ Adjudicator 3: ________________________________ Adjudicator 4: ________________________________ Adjudicator 5: ________________________________

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